It’s been a little while since a Spanish Monastrell has made an appearance on Mourvèdre Monday. This one comes from Sierra Salinas in the Alicante region focused on the Monastrell grape.
Producer: Bodegas Sierra Salinas
Grapes: Primarily Monastrell (the Spanish name for Mourvèdre), with Garnacha Tintorera (which is not Garnacha/Grenache, but the same as Alicante [...]
I don’t have a new review post for you this week. But those of you who need a Monday Mourvèdre fix, please take a look at the recap post for last week’s Wine Blogging Wednesday #69, over at the host Richard Auffrey’s Passionate Foodie blog. There was very light participation this month, but there were [...]
This is a special Wednesday edition of my yearlong Mourvèdre Monday series. I was very excited to see that this month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday #69 theme was the Mourvèdre grape, chosen and hosted by The Passionate Foodie (click through to learn why the sub-title is “Animal Cruelty”). So I decided to delay my regularly scheduled [...]
I had the good fortune to participate in last Wednesday night’s Wines of Chile #SBChile online tasting, along with 50 other wine bloggers. The event brought together eight examples of 2009 Sauvignon Blanc from eight Chilean wineries. The host, Fred Dexheimer (@FredDexMS), led the tasting via video conference with the eight winemakers also on video. [...]
I’m moving my Mourvèdre Monday post to Wednesday this week for Wine Blogging Wednesday #69 which is featuring the grape this month. I’ll be back to Mondays thereafter.
Look for wrapup posts for last week’s #SBChile and #TasteTexas events soonl
This wine was shared with me by Mike Castleman, whom I met via Twitter. He heard about my Mourvèdre Monday series and recommended this wine to me. When we realized we were both in Austin, we planned to meet up and taste it together. Thanks, Mike! I’ll have to return the favor soon. (Mike makes [...]
Mourvèdre Monday is back after a few weeks off around the birth of my baby girl, Lucy. I’m easing back into regular blogging. Let’s get things restarted with a bang…
This is one of the priciest varietal Mourvèdres on the planet. So I’m glad to be able to include it in the Mourvèdre Monday [...]